Born in Rotterdam, Holland, Loet Vanderveen's creative odyssey began as a fashion designer in Zurich, London and, eventually, New York. Here, he studied ceramics and glaze chemistry and began creating ceramic pottery as a more challenging outlet for his talents.
In 1959, Loet Vanderveen moved to a home in Big Sur, California, perched eighteen hundred feet above the Pacific Ocean. Working in the isolated splendor of this environment, Loet has since mastered the objective observation of animal life. His elegant, stylized limited edition bronze animal forms are enhanced by the subtlest patinas; while omitting details, he succeeds brilliantly in portraying the essence of the animal.
Today Loet Vanderveen enjoys a reputation as one of the foremost sculptors of animal life, and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world. A frequent world traveler, Loet Vanderveen continues to seek inspiration from the graceful images of nature from the many lands he visits.